How to Set Up a Midland WR 120 Weather Radio Plug

How to Set Up a Midland WR 120 Weather Radio
Plug-in the radio, turn it on (switch on right side) and fully extend the antenna.
WELCOME will be displayed.
SET LANGUAGE
SET LANGUAGE is displayed. Press SELECT. Note: If it is not, press UP arrow until it is
displayed, then, press SELECT.
Choose your language, ENGLISH, FRANCAIS or ESPANOL by pressing the UP or DOWN arrow
button. Press SELECT.
SET LOCATION
SET LOCATION is displayed.
Press SELECT - ANY is displayed.
Press UP arrow to select SINGLE, MULTIPLE or ANY. SINGLE is for 1 county only, MULTIPLE is
for more than 1 county and ANY is for all counties. Note: Your radio comes preprogrammed to
receive weather and hazard alert transmissions for all the SAME codes within range. If this is
what you want, set the radio to ANY by pressing SELECT again. If not, read further.
Press UP arrow to select SINGLE
Press SELECT - SAME 01 is displayed.
Press SELECT "-- -- -- -- -- --" is displayed. The first "--" is flashing.
Press UP arrow to select first digit. (Print out NEWS 25's list of county SAME codes and
frequencies at news25.us.)
Press RIGHT arrow to move to next digit.
Press UP arrow to select next digit.
Repeat for all 6 digits.
Press SELECT when all 6 digits are entered. SAME SET is displayed and you're ready for the
next step. If you had selected MULTIPLE, the display would say SAME 01. You would press the
UP arrow to set display to SAME 02 to set the next county code. Repeat this step for each
additional county you would like to program in your radio.
Press MENU
SET TIME
TIME is displayed.
Press SELECT - Hours will flash.
Press UP/DOWN arrows to set the hours.
Press RIGHT arrow - Single minutes flash; Press UP/DOWN arrows to set the minutes.
Press SELECT - Time is now set.
SET CHANNEL/VOLUME
SET CHANNEL is displayed.
Press SELECT - Radio comes on so you can hear the broadcasts.
Press the UP arrow to select a channel in your area. (Print out NEWS 25's list of county SAME
codes and frequencies at news25.us.)
Press SELECT to set the station.
Adjust the volume to a comfortable level by using the VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN.
Your quick start programming is complete. To continue programming other features, continue
with the remaining set-up steps.
ALERT TYPE
Press MENU
Press UP or DOWN arrow until ALERT TYPE is displayed. Press SELECT.
Press UP arrow to select VOICE, TONE or DISPLAY.
TONE - Alert tones will sound for five minutes or until you press any button to stop the tones. If
you press the WEATHER/SNOOZE button, you will hear the voice of the weather broadcast.
VOICE - Alert tones will sound for about eight seconds, then you will hear the voice of the
weather broadcast for about three minutes. If you want to listen longer, press the WEATHER/
SNOOZE button.
DISPLAY - Message scrolls across display. No alert sounds will be heard.
Press SELECT to set alert type.
ALERT TEST
Press UP or DOWN arrow until ALERT TEST is displayed. (This is to test the alarm tone).
Press SELECT - The alarm sounds. Press any button to silence the siren or press MENU to exit
menu mode. Note: make sure that the ON/OFF switch on the right side of the radio is in the ON
position.
Note: This ALERT TEST will only sound the siren. You are not able to hear the VOICE feature or
see the DISPLAY feature with this test.
SET ALARM CLOCK
Press UP or DOWN arrow until SET ALARM is displayed.
Press SELECT.
Press the UP arrow to display ON. Press SELECT.
Press UP or DOWN arrow until the hour you want is displayed.
Press RIGHT arrow to save alarm hour and advance to alarm minutes. Program both minute
digits the same way.
Press SELECT to save the alarm time.
(To temporarily silence the sleep alarm, press the WEATHER/SNOOZE button. The alarm time
will advance by 8 minutes. To silence the alarm for the remainder of the day, press the MENU
button.)
BACKLIGHT
Press UP or DOWN arrow until BACKLIGHT is displayed.
Press SELECT.
Press the UP arrow to choose BLT NORM, BLT ON, BLT OFF, then press SELECT.
Note: BLT NORM turns on a backlight whenever any button is pressed and will turn off after 5
seconds; BLT ON means the backlight comes on and will stay on continuously until you turn it
off manually through the menu; BLT OFF means there is no backlight until it is turned on
manually through the menu.
BUTTON BEEPS
Press UP or DOWN arrow until BUTTON BEEPS is displayed.
Press SELECT.
Press the UP arrow to choose ON or OFF, then press SELECT.
WEEKLY TEST
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UP or DOWN arrow until WEEKLY TEST is displayed.
SELECT.
the UP arrow to choose ON or OFF, then press SELECT.
MENU - You have programmed all features of your radio.
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